My Commitment to You
My commitment to you is that I am here to help you become the nature photographer you aspire to be. I believe that I have a lot of valuable skills to share and that my work conveys a passion and commitment for nature photography. Nature photographers don’t always make good teachers and when you look for an “experience” it is important to gauge not just what the instructor say they have done, but how well they are able to pass on to you new skills and identify your needs as a client. There are many people offering their services as “instructors” these days, especially since the digital revolution. You need to ask yourself, do they have the skills and commitment, which has been honed by years of practice in the field or do they just offer fancy locations and basic information they may have read or heard somewhere. Are they able to practice and share “what they preach”?
My activities have only small numbers of participants generally. This is because I acknowledge that is the maximum number I can mentor at any one time and give equally each person quality time during the activity. My locations are “real” locations which you can return to yourself in your own time, again and again. When you book with James Doyle Photography you are paying for my knowledge, my support (even after the completion of the activity) and thirty plus years of experience in the field. I am not a tour company but a professional nature photographer, who wants to share my passion and experience in nature photography with others in an ethical learning environment and give people the opportunity to photograph some subjects they may not have access to.
I know that I continue to learn myself and if I don’t know something, I’ll tell you, then try to find you the answer. While I may carry a camera and shoot images when on a nature photography fieldtrip, workshop or tour, it is never my first priority, your experience on the day is.
My belief is that learning doesn’t end when you go home. That is why I am here, to help you grow as a nature photographer. Locations are selected to take advantage of seasonal factors, subject movements and good photographic lighting and times as best possible. I can’t guarantee that every location will be the same, as the last visit or a visit in the future, that’s what nature photography is about, getting out and exploring new locations for the first time and visiting old locations again and again, no two moments of time are the same!
Please understand, on the day of your adventure, I can’t guarantee we will always find subjects or there is perfect light to photograph, this is one of the reasons nature photography can be so hard to undertake, we can’t control nature. I will however endeavour to give you the best opportunities to photograph your subjects.
Looking forward to meeting you and sharing our wonderful natural world. May your viewfinder be filled with wonderful scenes of nature.